Rittenhouse Square could be my favorite park I have been to. Being from Arizona, I know my fair share of parks. Yet parks serve a very different purpose there. In Arizona, a park only has success based on its amenities: how many swing sets, the quality of the basketball court, etc. Rittenhouse serves a much different purpose. As I was meandering the park for our public space piece, I truly was inspired by the way families come to the park to retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Everything is very simple in that park. People just enjoy good conversation and each other’s presence. It was weird, but pretty much everyone was happy. The park is a public intervention in itself.

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